Period
to 24 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 151 149 198
Rank change year-on-year -2 +49 -8
Permanent jobs citing Games 94 95 138
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.67% 1.73% 1.34%
As % of the General category 2.82% 2.84% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 91 89 109
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £72,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.34% +7.41% +3.85%
75th Percentile £95,625 £90,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £118,750 £95,000 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,330 3,340 6,501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.19% 60.96% 63.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,906 2,934 5,728
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,750 £35,425
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £105,000 £95,225
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +8.33%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Salary trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Games in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 55 (58.51%) Python
2 37 (39.36%) AWS
2 37 (39.36%) Jenkins
3 35 (37.23%) DevOps
3 35 (37.23%) SQL
4 32 (34.04%) Java
5 31 (32.98%) Validation
6 30 (31.91%) Azure
7 29 (30.85%) Microservices
7 29 (30.85%) Degree
7 29 (30.85%) Data Science
8 28 (29.79%) Finance
8 28 (29.79%) C#
8 28 (29.79%) Kubernetes
9 27 (28.72%) Docker
9 27 (28.72%) C++
10 24 (25.53%) Machine Learning
11 22 (23.40%) Node.js
11 22 (23.40%) QA
12 21 (22.34%) R
13 20 (21.28%) SQL Server
14 19 (20.21%) Test Automation
15 18 (19.15%) Analytics
15 18 (19.15%) Linux
16 17 (18.09%) Software Engineering
16 17 (18.09%) GCP
16 17 (18.09%) Social Skills
17 16 (17.02%) Architectural Design
17 16 (17.02%) Model Validation
17 16 (17.02%) Relational Database

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.45%) SAS
2 1 (1.06%) Apache
2 1 (1.06%) ejabberd
2 1 (1.06%) IIS
2 1 (1.06%) nginx
2 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (39.36%) AWS
2 30 (31.91%) Azure
3 17 (18.09%) GCP
4 15 (15.96%) Serverless
5 4 (4.26%) Datadog
6 2 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.06%) AppsFlyer
7 1 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.06%) Firebase
7 1 (1.06%) GitHub
7 1 (1.06%) Google Play
7 1 (1.06%) Pushwoosh
7 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (1.06%) BGP
1 1 (1.06%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (1.06%) Firewall
1 1 (1.06%) Internet
1 1 (1.06%) LAN
1 1 (1.06%) PBX
1 1 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (1.06%) SMTP
1 1 (1.06%) SNMP
1 1 (1.06%) VoIP
1 1 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.02%) NoSQL
2 16 (17.02%) Relational Database
3 15 (15.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 15 (15.96%) MongoDB
3 15 (15.96%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (10.64%) Looker
5 9 (9.57%) Data Mining
6 7 (7.45%) Tableau
7 5 (5.32%) MySQL
8 4 (4.26%) Hadoop
9 2 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (2.13%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 37 (39.36%) Jenkins
2 15 (15.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 15 (15.96%) SonarQube
3 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
4 10 (10.64%) Selenium
5 9 (9.57%) Maven
6 5 (5.32%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.32%) Postman
7 4 (4.26%) CircleCI
8 3 (3.19%) NUnit
8 3 (3.19%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.06%) git-flow
9 1 (1.06%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (29.79%) Finance
2 17 (18.09%) Social Skills
3 15 (15.96%) Influencing Skills
3 15 (15.96%) Presentation Skills
3 15 (15.96%) Retail
4 12 (12.77%) Marketing
5 9 (9.57%) Public Sector
6 6 (6.38%) Advertising
6 6 (6.38%) Banking
6 6 (6.38%) Legal
6 6 (6.38%) Publishing
7 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.06%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (23.40%) Data Scientist
2 21 (22.34%) Developer
3 16 (17.02%) Games Engineer
4 15 (15.96%) Technical Leader
5 12 (12.77%) Senior Developer
6 9 (9.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (8.51%) .NET Developer
8 7 (7.45%) Senior Data Scientist
9 6 (6.38%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Data Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Java Developer
9 6 (6.38%) Junior
9 6 (6.38%) Junior Data Scientist
10 5 (5.32%) AWS DevOps
10 5 (5.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) C# Developer
10 5 (5.32%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) QA Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (4.26%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.40%) Node.js
2 15 (15.96%) OAuth
2 15 (15.96%) OAuth2
2 15 (15.96%) OpenID
3 10 (10.64%) .NET
4 9 (9.57%) TensorFlow
5 8 (8.51%) .NET Core
6 7 (7.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 5 (5.32%) Keras
7 5 (5.32%) PyTorch
7 5 (5.32%) Regular Expression
7 5 (5.32%) REST
7 5 (5.32%) Scrapy
8 4 (4.26%) Beautiful Soup
8 4 (4.26%) Unreal Engine
9 2 (2.13%) NumPy
9 2 (2.13%) OpenCV
9 2 (2.13%) React
9 2 (2.13%) scikit-learn
10 1 (1.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) Mobile Games
2 9 (9.57%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (7.45%) Social Media
4 5 (5.32%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.26%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.06%) Equities
7 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.06%) Online Games
7 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Linux
2 3 (3.19%) Windows
3 1 (1.06%) Android
3 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.06%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.23%) DevOps
2 31 (32.98%) Validation
3 29 (30.85%) Data Science
3 29 (30.85%) Microservices
4 24 (25.53%) Machine Learning
5 19 (20.21%) Test Automation
6 18 (19.15%) Analytics
7 17 (18.09%) Software Engineering
8 16 (17.02%) Architectural Design
8 16 (17.02%) Data Validation
8 16 (17.02%) Model Validation
8 16 (17.02%) Predictive Modelling
9 15 (15.96%) Data Protection
9 15 (15.96%) Event-Driven
9 15 (15.96%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 15 (15.96%) Matrix Organization
9 15 (15.96%) OWASP
9 15 (15.96%) Strategic Roadmap
9 15 (15.96%) Technical Leadership
9 15 (15.96%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 55 (58.51%) Python
2 35 (37.23%) SQL
3 32 (34.04%) Java
4 28 (29.79%) C#
5 27 (28.72%) C++
6 21 (22.34%) R
7 7 (7.45%) JavaScript
7 7 (7.45%) PowerShell
8 6 (6.38%) C
9 5 (5.32%) XPath
10 4 (4.26%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.13%) Groovy
12 1 (1.06%) Go
12 1 (1.06%) Java 8
12 1 (1.06%) Kotlin
12 1 (1.06%) Perl
12 1 (1.06%) PHP
12 1 (1.06%) Rust
Qualifications
1 29 (30.85%) Degree
2 15 (15.96%) Master's Degree
3 9 (9.57%) PhD
3 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.40%) QA
2 15 (15.96%) GDPR
3 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (28.72%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) iptables
2 1 (1.06%) Kamailio
2 1 (1.06%) KVM
2 1 (1.06%) Postfix
2 1 (1.06%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 28 (29.79%) Kubernetes
2 11 (11.70%) Terraform
3 4 (4.26%) Ansible
4 3 (3.19%) Kibana
5 1 (1.06%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (1.06%) Grafana
5 1 (1.06%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.06%) Kubeflow
5 1 (1.06%) Marathon
5 1 (1.06%) Puppet
5 1 (1.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (15.96%) Oracle
2 11 (11.70%) Facebook
2 11 (11.70%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.64%) Google
4 1 (1.06%) Adobe
4 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco
4 1 (1.06%) GENBAND
4 1 (1.06%) HP
4 1 (1.06%) Juniper
4 1 (1.06%) Mitel
4 1 (1.06%) Nortel
4 1 (1.06%) Percona
4 1 (1.06%) SonicWALL